Best laid plans...

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Knox, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

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    So, I won this Blue Tip (my favorite Super Speed) on the Bay for $14 (+ $4 shipping). My plan was to play around with it, customizing it at home. Paint the blue tip black, maybe the handle red. No worries about messing it up because I have 2 other Blue Tips.

    But there is something in me that just doesn't want to change it. I am such a purist! I don't even want to repaint the blue tip BLUE for cryin out loud. It's an $18 razor - why can't I do it LOL!!!!!
     
  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Because you recognize a classic look that works as is!

    Now, an all-black Red Tip with a bright orange-red knob would be tough looking.
     
  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Don't blame you. However, since you do already have two others, a complete revamp might be a thought...:signs002:
     
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  4. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Go ahead and turn loose your creative side!
     
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  5. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    I'm considering it more and more
     
  6. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I understand. If I had two other blue tips in my collection, then maybe I would lit my creative juices flow.
     
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Clean it up real purdy, pick up some blue nail polish at the Dollar General and make it your own. It not like your taking it to your bench grinder. :cool:
     
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I have a broken English Rocket Flare that I plan on resurrecting with a 1955 flare. Kind of makes me cringe, but I can get them for $5 a piece, so I'll be making a Frankenrazor soon. I'm a bad bad man. :angelic007:
     
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  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Frankenflare!
     
  10. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    The TTO knob was gone and the threads are toast, so swapping the shaft of the T-bar and the handle. Yes I maybe crazy. :shocked029:
     
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  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    You're not crazy! You're one... of........ us.

    Oh...


    Okay, maybe you are crazy.
     
  12. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    We've done crazier, man, trust me. We have indeed.
     
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  13. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I like the way it looks now, Its your razor, enjoy it the way you seem fit. :)
     
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  15. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

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    Well, the brush got away from me a bit at the top, but other than that it at least doesn't look worse than before.

    The handle is an automotive touch up paint in a shade of pewter, and the bottom and top are Testers model paint.
     
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Well, that's cool. Now let's see how it holds up to use.
     
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  17. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    It really came out nice. Better than I would have imagined, actually.

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  18. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Should be pretty good. Both paints are oil based.
     
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